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Reporters’ Notebook

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“(The new meeting format) has the attorney extremely nervous, but we’ll see how it goes.” – Commissioner Bill Wallace on the new “interactive” worksessions, set up for elected officials to meet with developers on large projects like Copper’s Planned Unit Development modification.”We’re looking for something in between going to a bar, having a beer and discussing the Copper PUD and the formal public hearing process.”- Commissioner Wallace on the new “interactive” worksession.”Seventeen signatures to get on the ballot! It makes a mockery of the caucus process.” – Commissioner Tom Long, probably referring to the recent addition of Barb Crandall to November’s ballot for county commissioner (she is running against incumbent Bill Wallace).”As a Republican he had a pigtail and his hair started getting shorter as he transferred over (to an Independent and eventually to a Democrat). Maybe by the time he hits the legislature, he’ll be a flat top.” – Commissioner Tom Long on former County Commissioner Gary Lindstrom’s hair style over the years. Lindstrom was sworn in to the state House of Representatives last week after sitting for a decade on the Summit Board of County Commissioners.”Creating a new, previously unavailable building right is like printing money and giving it to a developer … The (county) will be built out by 2013. When that happens, anyone who wants to build will have to buy an existing structure, tear it down and build anew – or, come to this commission for additional building rights to be ‘printed’ on your policy printing press.”- Keystone resident Craig Suwinski’s comments during Monday’s hearing on a proposal to increase density at Copper Mountain Resort.”I’m still on this case.”- District Attorney Mark Hurlbert during a meeting of the Summit Board of County Commissioners, in which he tried to dispel talk that he’d dropped out as a prosecutor in the Kobe Bryant trial set to begin in August. Hurlbert said he assigned three additional prosecutors to the case. “I can’t do this and serve the people at the same time,” he said.”You had a good math teacher; there’s no such thing as giving 200 percent of yourself.” – County Commissioner Bill Wallace, who taught high school math to Hurlbert.

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